Last week’s Hawaii Coffee Association statewide cupping competition was won by Rusty’s Hawaiian coffee of Ka’u. No surprise there, it’s really outstanding stuff. However, what I did find interesting is that of the top 5 scoring coffees, only 1 is from Kona (4th place). Slots 1, 3 and 5 went to Ka’u farms and Maui’s Kupa’a Farm impressively placed at #2.

  1. 91.10 Rusty’s Hawaiian, Ka’u
  2. 89.65 Kupa’ a Farm, Maui
  3. 89.20 Paradise Meadows, Ka’u
  4. 88.85 Kuahwi Farm, Kona
  5. 88.30 Kehau Coffee farm, Ka’u
  6. 88.25 KonaWaena Farms, Kona
  7. 87.80 Mauka Meadows, Kona
  8. 87.80 Moki’s Farm, Kona
  9. 86.65 Arianna Farms ‘Ono Kona Coffee, Kona
  10. 86.25 Ka’u Coffee Growers Coop, Ka’u

See video from the award ceremony at Hawaii 24/7
Read about the latest victory for Rusty’s Hawaiian at